Christine Carter: The Sweet Spot at 1440 Multiversity

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The Sweet Spot

Accomplish More by Doing Less

November 1 - 3, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Why slow down and focus on your well-being when you’re so busy? Because deep down you know what you want. You just need to figure out how to get there. Whether it’s meaningful work, amazing relationships, real community, or just focusing more on what matters most—an easier and more joyful way is right in front of you.

Christine Carter, PhD, a sociologist, executive coach, and award-winning author of The Sweet Spot can coach you towards your best life in real time.

Busy people struggle with similar challenges. We get overwhelmed but have trouble saying no. We care for everyone before ourselves. We compare ourselves to others and feel like we aren’t good enough.

During this uplifting workshop, through a combination of the latest scientific research and proven, effective techniques you will:

  • Explore the three myths blocking health and productivity
  • Master the three counterintuitive, science-based keys to happiness
  • Practice positive ways to communicate, relate, and resolve conflict
  • Discover practical skills for getting more done in less time
  • Tailor a personal plan that outlines your path to success at home and work.

In this warm and supportive workshop utilizing interactive lecture, Q&A, discussion, meditation, reflection, and partner work, you will gain all the tools you need to overcome stress, perfectionism, and relationship conflicts.

Stop questioning yourself in your career, parenting, marriage, and priorities. Start creating the life you’ve always wanted. Return home with a heightened sense of control, deeper self-acceptance, and a greater ability to live your most authentic life.

Even through all the hectic and uncertain change life throws at us, the good news is your “sweet spot”—that place of power and ease—is always completely within your reach.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Christine Carter, PhD

    Sociologist, executive coach, and author

    Christine Carter is a sociologist and prolific writer. She draws on scientific research to help people lead their most courageous, joyful, meaningful, and authentic lives.

    A sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, she is senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, where for many years she was the executive director.

    The author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less and Raising Happiness, Dr. Carter is also the writer of an award-winning blog, Brave Over Perfect, and is a contributor to US News & World Report online.

    Her work is syndicated on Greater Good Magazine, the Huffington Post,, among others, and has earned her two nominations from the American Sociological Association for public sociology and an award from the Council on Contemporary Families.

    Dr. Carter has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, the Today show, Rachael Ray, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC World News, PBS, NPR, and BBC Radio. She has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, as well as in Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Men’s Health, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and more.

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn how to enjoy the journey right here, right now to the fullest and stop thinking, “One day, I'll be happy when …”<br />

    • Go beyond coping with modern pressures, to truly thriving with simple practices that address real-life demands.

    • Combine scientific research with practical applications to transform the way you think about happiness, fulfillment, and achievement.

    • Discover how to effectively and compassionately address feelings directly, instead of numbing them with the internet, food, shopping, etc.—which actually cause more stress.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Recommended Reading

    The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less by Christine Carter

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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